Microsoft launches Office 365 for businesses in India

By Kul Bhushan | Updated Mar 05 2013
Microsoft launches Office 365 for businesses in India

Microsoft's next-generation productivity suite Office 365 is now available in India. The Office 365 comes with various new features such as Yammer and updated Lync Online, Exchange Online and SharePoint Online.

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Microsoft has announced the launch of its Office 365 suite for businesses in India. The Microsoft Office 365 would be available for $6-22 (roughly Rs. 330 to 1,200) per user per month. The company allows installation of the software on up to five devices for a single user the Office 365 licencing.

The next-generation Office 365 productivity suite is meant to work across multiple devices using cloud computing technology. Office 365 features the Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, InfoPath and Publisher), Project and Visio. In addition, Office 365 includes the updated Microsoft Lync Online, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and the new Yammer. Read our Hands On: Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365 feature for more details.

“In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the next generation Office 365 unlocks social and mobility scenarios that will allow businesses and individuals to take full advantage of the cloud. It gives them the freedom to do things, when, where and how they want”, says Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd in a company press release.

Microsoft highlights its Office 365 productivity suite has seen a massive growth since its launch in mid-2011. “After only 18 months, one in five of Microsoft’s enterprise customers worldwide use the paid service, up from one in seven a year ago. The number of small and medium-sized businesses using Office 365 around the world has also grown by over 150% in the last 12 months,” says the company.

While launching the new productivity suite, the company also revealed its list of first Office 365 customers including Lupin, Godrej Group, Tata Communications and AEGON Religare.

Customers can purchase the Office 365 directly from Microsoft online or through an authorized retail outlet or partner. For more information on Office 365 and to sign up for a free trial, visit

Kul Bhushan

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